KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government’s decision to not implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has received support from political leaders. United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the state government’s choice is the right one in ensuring efforts to overcome the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in Sabah would not go to waste.
“Sabah was the first state to decide on the cancellation of all flights from China in January, despite the fact that the influx of Chinese tourists into this state contributed to the high revenue in the tourism sector.
“At that time, Wuhan city was identified as the ground zero site of the virus, and if the flight cancellation had not been taken, Sabah would have been far worse than we are today,” he explained.
However, Tangau, also Sabah Trade and Industry Minister, said all companies or enterprises that had received permission to operate during the MCO can still run as usual. Read more…